As a man and a servant of the people I too mourn his death, but he did not fully investigate the death of Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman in keeping with his previous reputation. Sadly, Mark Furhman backed him into a corner in which he could not extricate hmself without violating the code of the blue wall. Furhman named O.J. Simpson as the culprit, put that out to the news media and Van Adder was forced to follow that lead unto its ultimate conclusion without considering whether others may have committed this crime. Drugs were involved and the none payment of those drugs were an important factor in those deaths. The squeaky clean Ron Goldman was a waiter at a drug distribution restaurant, the Metaluma. DEA, knew this as well as the LAPD but this aspect was never investigated by Van Adder under whose orders we will never know. I predicted before the trial ever gou underway that Furhman would be made to resign before he ever took the stand, which he was after his perjured testimony. Van Adder retired a year after the trial. Van Adder knew at six o'clock that morning that Furhman had mislead him and sent him on a wild goose chase after O.J. It was he who told his superiors that he would only continue on the case if Furhman was made to resign upon its completion. You don't get twenty eight years of investigatory experience by jumpimng to conclusions. No one officer finds ninety percent of the evidence especially behind fences and in alcoves which would not have been searched for days by a team of men. Untested evidence was leaked to the press indicating O.J.'s guilt by whom. It wasn't Van Adder because that wasn't his style. The minute the brass found out who it was who had been murdered, why do you think they removed Furhman as lead detective. He had a reputation of fudging evidence and lying on the stand when it came to black defendants, everyone in the LAPD knew it. Read Furhman's book, Murder In Brentwood. Everybody involved in the case was an idiot except him and that description applied to Van Adder, and the entire Prosecution team as well as the Judge. His real damage is that he destroyed the careers of O.J., most of the prosectors, the Judge, several of the jurors and the real killers of Nicole and Ron are still free today. Not to mention the Browns and the Goldman's who live with the thought that their loved ones killers went unpunished. Neither family can come to grips that it was Furhman who sidetracted a proper investigation into who might have actually killed these people.
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